I am pretty sure, that this was already discussed many times, but I
proposed to drop the seemingly last dependency of RPM on Perl in this
 ticket and hence Perl from minimal buildroot (unless it will be
pulled in by some other packages). The RPM maintainers as well as Perl
maintainers seems to be in favor of this change.
Nevertheless, there will be necessary to update Perl packaging
guidelines, to explicitly require Perl generators in some cases, and
subsequently to fix the affected packages:
# repoquery --whatrequires 'perl(*)' --source | grep -v 'perl-'| sort -u | wc -l
This is quite enough work, on the other hand, it should enable simpler
bootstrapping of Fedora and prevent issues, such as currently broken
build root on PPC builders. I believe it is worth of the effort.
If you have any comments, please speak up now.
As a fix for this:
The following symbolic link was added to xorg-x11-font-utils:
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 12 Aug 18 23:08 /usr/share/fonts/X11 -> ../X11/fonts
This causes fontconfig to search the full X11 hierarchy whereas before it only
searched the Type1 and TTF subdirs.
This "fix" has triggered:
and I suspect other issues will crop up as well.
Can some font experts weigh in on how to properly solve the first issue
without triggering the second?
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At the Fedora 21 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting #3 that just occurred, it was
agreed to Go with the Fedora 21 Beta by Fedora QA, Release Engineering
Fedora 21 Beta will be publicly available on Tuesday, November 04, 2014.
Meeting details can be seen here:
devel-announce mailing list
So gluegen is FTBFS in f21/22. From my repoqueries, nothing needs it, and
if anyone's using it they should move to gluegen2, though it's also FTBFS.
If no one steps up to assist (my Java-fu is weak), I'll retire it next week.
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I created a new bug  that explains that ssmtp is sending all cron
jobs output to an external SMTP server. I marked it as a security bug,
the security tag was removed and it was recommend to make it public,
something I can't do. I will resume the problem here, because there are
comments that says that it isn't a security bug, I disagree:
1- Fedora 20 shipped with the feature of not running a SMTP server by
default, I was fine with it because I don't need to send emails or
receive emails locally using it.
2- an update pulled ssmtp
Apr 20 19:06:14 Installed: ssmtp-2.64-11.fc20.x86_64
Apr 20 19:06:15 Updated: 1:smartmontools-6.2-5.fc20.x86_64
3- ssmtp is configured by default to send emails to a host named mail
4- If a cron jobs runs the email is sent to mail.[your.domain] without
you ever configuring that.
5- I don't care about the crob job output, I noticed by chance that this
was happening because I have a cron job to do fstrim weekly and the
output was sent to a server I manage and that has the root alias set to me.
6- People can be writing cron jobs, that like me, don't care about the
output email, but don't know that output is being sent to a probably
third party server without their knowledge (your ISP mail server?),
those emails could be a potential leak of private information. Fedora 20
was supposed to not send them because it featured a no SMTP server
feature  and one of the most discussed things was that with the
absence of the SMTP server cron jobs will only be logged.
I am not saying that the bug is with ssmtp, but ssmtp should require
manual configuration, or no one should be pulling it like smartmontools
Feeling dumb (again...) I have a package which I now need to split into
subpackages. Also, I want the original package to just be an empty one
pulling in all the new subpackages, giving a smooth upgrade path
(installing the base package installs everything, as it used to be).
My problems are the deps. Is there a way to add a Requires: *only* to
the base package? This is really what I want to do, but adding it among
the others will let also the sub-packages inherit it which becomes a
mess. Or am I just thinking in the wrong direction?
This must be done so many times... anyone, out there?